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March 17, 2017
Go Metro to the 2017 L.A. Marathon and Return Home Conveniently on the Expo Line Between Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles

The annual Los Angeles Marathon will return this Sunday, March 19 and getting to the finish line – and home again – via Metro will be even easier than it has been in the past.

Keywords: marathon, Expo Line, Santa Monica,
March 14, 2017
Metro Launches Operation: Better Ride with Increased Law Enforcement and Security Patrols on the Metro System

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is increasing law enforcement and security patrols on the Metro System starting this week to help improve the ridership experience for its transit customers.

Keywords: Law Enforcement, Security Patrols, Metro System, Operation: Better Ride
March 13, 2017
Metro Still Seeking Qualified Candidates to Serve L.A. County as Members of the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is still seeking qualified candidates to serve the voters of Los Angeles County on the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee that will monitor and ensure that tax revenue is spent for transportation purposes as specified in the ballot measure ordinance. The application period will close March 28.

Keywords: Measure M, taxpayer, oversight committee
March 13, 2017
Metro Invites Public to Rail-to-Rail/River Project Meetings on March 23

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites residents, business owners, stakeholders and the general public to two meetings on March 23 in Huntington Park to discuss segment B of the Rail-to-Rail/River project. 

Keywords: Crenshaw, rail to river project, meetings
March 06, 2017
Metro Receives Unsolicited Proposal to Accelerate Orange Line Conversion to Light Rail through a Public-Private Partnership

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has received an unsolicited proposal from Fluor Enterprises, Inc., to accelerate conversion of the Orange Line from bus rapid transit to light rail through a public-private partnership (P3). This is the first proposal Metro has received for this Measure M project and the tenth proposing an alternative delivery method for a major capital project.

Keywords: unsolicited proposal, accelerate, partnership
February 27, 2017
Metro’s Final Quality of Life Report Shows Striking Changes in Access to Transit and Growth in Services That Are Improving Mobility for L.A. County Residents

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released the final version of a report that shows dramatic improvements in quality of life for the region between 2008 — when Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R — and 2015.

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February 23, 2017
Metro Board Approves New Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Contract to Improve Safety and Security on L.A. County’s Metro Bus and Rail System

Signaling a sea change in the way L.A. County’s transit system is policed, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board today approved a new multi-million dollar law enforcement contract with three separate law enforcement agencies to help keep the ever-expanding Metro system safe. 

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February 21, 2017
Bus service will replace train service on parts of Expo Line this weekend

Train service will be replaced by bus shuttles on the Expo Line the weekend of February 24, 25 and 26 so that maintenance and repair work can be performed on overhead wires, train tracks and communications equipment, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced.

Keywords: Expo Line, weekend, maintenance work, bus shuttles,
February 21, 2017
Harriet, the Tunnel Boring Machine, arrived at Martin Luther King Jr. Station

Harriet continues digging south under Crenshaw Boulevard and arrived at the Martin Luther King Jr. station on the evening of Valentine’s Day, February 14, Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project staff announced this week.

Keywords: Harriet, tunnel boring machine, underground
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